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Parkersburg, WV
A 47-year-old female asked:

Had hysterectomy in 2001, all gone but one ovary. it quit producing estrogen 2 years ago, can i still get ovarian cancer?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Yes: A yearly check of the ovary at your gynecologist is your best prevention. Ovarian cancer is fairly common and this is worth doing.
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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Yes, you can.: Any ovary can develop ovarian cancer, even if it has stopped producing estrogen. In fact, the risk for ovarian cancer increases with age. The median age at diagnosis is 63. The good news is that ovarian cancer is rare, and accounts for only 1.3% of all new cancer cases in the U.S.
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Last updated May 29, 2014

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